reforms

Police as Public Servants: A New Armenian Model?

Armenia’s Government approved the Strategy on Armenian Police Reform and its accompanying action plan back in April. Will the implementation of this new strategy help to heal decades of mistrust?

COVID-19

Observations About Armenia’s COVID-19 Response

While it is still early to assess the effectiveness of the Armenian government’s COVID-19 response, Lusine Sargsyan reviews some of the key measures authorities introduced over the past five months.

urban memory

The Youth Palace: Yerevan’s Beloved Ghost

Yerevan’s iconic Youth Palace was demolished in 2006. While it still remains unclear who and what will fill the void the Youth Palace left behind, its spirit continues to live in the memories of those whose youth was interwoven with its existence.

arts and culture

How Facebook Became a Depository of Armenian Art and Culture

When a State of Emergency was declared on March 16 in Armenia, cultural institutions mobilized their resources and opened their treasuries digitally showcasing the gems of Armenian culture.

COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19 Update (July 8-9)

All those with chronic respiratory illnesses will no longer be obligated to wear a face mask in open public spaces; during the Government Session, Health Minister Arsen Torosyan said that the COVID-19 situation in the country remains stable but critical and that the healthcare sector needs to continue expanding its capacity.

COVID-19 Update (July 7)

During a press conference today, Health Minister Arsen Torosyan presented the Ministry’s strategy and key actions in the battle against COVID-19 over the past several months. Currently, over 500 people have lost their lives to the virus; the cumulative number of infections is expected to surpass 30,000 in the coming days.

COVID-19 Update (July 3-6)

Elderly residents of the Nork Old Age Home who were infected with COVID-19 have all recovered; volunteers distribute face masks and explain anti-epidemic rules at several dozen stands placed throughout Yerevan; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says the State of Emergency will likely be extended and more.

COVID-19 Update (July 2)

A new infection hub is detected in Artsakh; Health Minister Arsen Torosyan says that the Spitak Medical Center is now part of the network of hospitals treating COVID-19 patients; Armenia received 10,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests from the World Health Organization; authorities continue to urge citizen to follow safety guidelines and more.

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